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Which Scanners and Scanning Software can I use?

We have tested and compared across a wide range of scanners on the market, and can recommend a number of suitable options depending on your needs and budget.

Note: ProsFit is not directly affiliated with any suppliers of Scanners or Scanning Software.

Artec Eva Lite + Artec Studio 9+

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Cost: Medium / High

Scanner: Structured light scanner does not use markers or other special setup. Scanner can not capture color textures. Bright visible light flashes may cause discomfort. Scanner is noisy due to cooling fan – may need breaks between sessions for cooling. Has button for start/stop scanning.

Software: Professional scanning software. Excellent functionality and process control allows for skill independent scanning. Excellent exporting and post-processing functionality. For Windows OS.

Summary: Professional Solution for effortless scanning with extensive processing tool set. The produced scans are with excellent accuracy and professional consistency – no compensation needed. Excellent detail capturing.

 

Sense Scanner + Sense Scanner Software

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Cost: Low

Scanner: Relatively small and lightweight. Scanner is silent and doesn’t produce visible light. Scanner can capture HD color textures. Extension cable recommended for easier scanning. No button for start/stop scanning.

Software: Software provides minimal tools for processing and exporting a scan – exported files are large, with a lot of triangles. Scanning is skill dependent. For Windows OS.

Summary: Low-cost solution with basic processing tools. Scan quality depends on user’s experience. Successfully produced scans have a small margin of error, which can be well compensated given the excellent consistency. Good detail capturing. For Windows OS.

 

Creaform HCP + VXElements

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Cost:  Medium / High

Scanner: Structured light scanner can operate freely or use markers placed on the target for accurate triangulation scanning. Scanner cannot capture color textures. Bright visible light flashes may cause discomfort. Scanner is silent and has no cooling issues. Has button for start/stop scanning.

Software: Professional scanning software. Excellent functionality and process control allows for skill independent scanning. Excellent exporting and post-processing functionality. For Windows OS.

Summary: Professional Solution for effortless scanning with extensive processing tool set. The produced scans have excellent accuracy and professional consistency – no compensation needed. Excellent detail capturing.

 

Note: For Mac OS users who are looking for a Scanner + Scanning Software solution, please contact us.

Updated on May 8, 2018

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